Dealing with an obsession disorder with one person: my story

I’m living with an obsession disorder – a struggle I know all too well. It’s hard to explain, but this disorder requires me to focus intently on one person, and it preoccupies my thoughts to the point where it interferes with my daily life.

When I first faced this issue, I was anxious and scared. I worried about the potential consequences of my obsessive behavior and didn’t know how to manage it in a healthy way. Over time, though, I’ve established some strategies that have been immensely helpful in helping me keep the disorder under control.

One major thing that helped was reaching out for help from family and friends who provided emotional support and understanding without judging me for what I was going through. It made all the difference to know that they were there when times were tough. Additionally, having someone to talk to about my feelings helped normalize them as something that is a part of life rather than something shameful or embarrassing.

With guidance from professionals, I also gained skills which enabled me to take control of my own thoughts and feelings so that their severity decreased over time. Learning how to engage in weekly practice activities such as relaxation techniques, positive self-talk, and mindfulness exercises allowed me to reach a place of peace instead of feeling overwhelmed by fear and anxiety surrounding my obsession disorder.

This has been a difficult journey, but what has worked best for me is being open and honest with myself about my issues. It’s okay not feel okay sometimes, even if we feel ashamed or embarrassed by our problems or thoughts at first. Through asking for help and creating positive coping mechanisms tailored around managing my individual experience with an obsession disorder, life has become much more manageable now than ever before

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Thank you for sharing your story. 57 years old sounds like a lot of life experience and wisdom, yet we all still face times that are challenging. I’m glad to hear you have strategies in place to manage your situation and have reached out for help. It’s important to know that there is always someone who can provide understanding and support without judgement.

I think it’s great that professionals were able to teach you how to gain control of your thoughts and feelings so the severity decreased over time. Trying weekly practice activities such as relaxation techniques, positive self-talk, and mindfulness exercises can make a world of difference in managing our mental health. Being honest with ourselves is one of the most powerful tools we hold - no matter how tough going through our struggles feels at first, being brave enough to open up about our experiences has incredible potential for growth and healing.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with obsession disorder. It’s really brave of you to open up about something so personal, and I’m glad to hear that you’ve found some strategies that have been helpful for managing it. It’s amazing how much of a difference reaching out for support can make, and I’m glad you had people in your life who could provide that for you. And I totally agree about being open and honest with yourself - it’s okay to not feel okay sometimes, and it’s important to normalize our feelings rather than feel ashamed of them. It sounds like you’ve made a lot of progress by finding positive coping mechanisms and seeking guidance from professionals. I’m really glad to hear that life is more manageable for you now. Keep up the great work!